Man Attacked by Shark and Thanks Rescuers Who Flew Him to Safety

Trinity Air Ambulance Transported Mr. Erik Norrie from Abaco Island, Bahamas to Miami, Florida.

Angela Rozier, ABC West Palm Beach, Covers a Follow-Up Interview with Norrie

A Florida man survives a brush with death not once, not twice, but three times, and now he’s thanking his emergency responders who flew him to safety.

Erik Norrie has recovered from a shark bite that took place July 29 while he was with his family in the Bahamas.

Norrie lost a large portion of his leg and had to undergo a skin graft procedure. He spent months in recovery and rehabilitation.

He was in Fort Lauderdale on Friday morning to thank the president of Trinity Air Ambulance.

“Pretty hairy situation, nearly lost my life,” Norrie said. “I thought I was going to lose my leg, but thankfully because of Trinity Air here in Fort Lauderdale, they were able to rescue me and get me to help in Miami quickly.”

“When we get to meet some of our patients that we helped assist, that really affirms why we’re here and it makes us feel good, our whole team,” Trinity Air Ambulance President Tor Skroder.

Norrie is no stranger to danger.

The St. Petersburg man also survived two lightning strikes, a rattlesnake bite and two separate monkey attacks.

“No matter what happens, just trust the lord,” Norrie said.

His father, Jack Norrie, is just glad he survived.

“He does a little bit of world traveling and gets himself into some jams on occasion, but, you know, he’s come out happy, so that’s the main thing,” Jack Norrie said.

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